Pets and heaven

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I am writing to comment on a very good and rare type of article which appeared on the Feb. 6 front page of the Post-Gazette. It was titled “Grieving Over Pets Becoming Common, More Public” by Peter Smith.

To the opinions of Professor C. Clifton Black of the Princeton Theological Seminary and those of many others I would like to add my two cents in answer to the question “Do pets go to heaven?” It seems to me that these marvelous and mysterious animals should actually precede us through the pearly gates because they deserve their reward far more than humankind; they did not invent guns, they did not invent bombs, they did not cause numerous species to become extinct or pollute the air, water and soil of our planet Earth.

They have retained their ancient ways, even while evolving, and as Mr. Black indicates, these ways have soothed, fascinated and delighted us with chirps, purrs and slurps throughout the happiest and hardest of times.

JANE WYGAL
Adams


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